Reflecting on my 2020 Blog

When I started writing this blog in 2017, I was writing to provide resources for regular questions asked by college students. As my ministry post has shifted, the topics and readers have shifted as well, but my main desire has remained the same. I want to walk with readers to know God and understand His Word for lives of faithful obedience.

As I was looking back over 2020, my third full year of blogging, I thought I might share a quick summary with you. It is fascinating for me to see where the Lord has taken all of this.

Posts: 52 posts for a total of 37,000 words.

Most Read Posts: The 5 most read posts of 2020 reflected on fear, contentment, and Covid:

5. Contentment in the Age of Covid-19

4. Valentine’s Envy

3. Weddings and Shadows

2. Stay Safe?

  1. Gripping Fear (and the Corona Virus) (Most read post of my very short blogging career).

Readers: The blog has been read in 132 countries this year, including spots like Saudi Arabia, Mongolia, and Pakistan.

While 85% of readers are in the United States, the top 10 countries represented are below.

Guest Authors: This year, one of my colleagues from Children’s Hunger Fund and a friend from Madagascar were included on the blog. I’m looking forward to including more guests in the next year.

Links: Readers clicked links in the blog more than 2800 times to read articles and buy books.

Referrals: I am so thankful for friends who shared blog posts on social media and on their own blogs. I am especially grateful for the encouragement of Tim Challies. You can find some of his mentorship here.

New Team Member: After 3 years of missing commas and misspelling simple words (the story of my life), I am so thankful to welcome my friend Kim to help out with editing. I’m hoping I can convince her to do some writing along the way, too!

All in all, its been an encouraging year. Thanks for joining me!

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